Shanklin United Reformed Church

High Street, Shanklin, Isle of Wight. PO37 6LA
Registered Charity No. 1130459

A member of the Evangelical Alliance


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You'll find our small Christian Bookshop is located next to the church in Shanklin, High Street

Opening Hours Monday - Friday and some Saturdays: 10:00 - 13:00

Our bookshop has a selection of Bibles and books, a wide range of greetings cards (most of which include a scripture verse), CDs and some small gifts.

We also have a range of 'previously owned' Christian books for sale.

If you find that we don't have what you want in stock, we may be able to order it for you.

You'll find a warm welcome from one of our team of volunteers


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Christian Resources Together is a group that seeks to provide support, fellowship, training and appropriate business opportunities for those working within the Christian retailers and suppliers trade. Their objectives include ‘helping to develop skills and share best practice for staff and volunteers’ and ‘to be a witness for the Christian faith‘. They hold an annual retreat for retailers, suppliers and writers and at this event there is an awards evening to acknowledge the best in Christian retailing, resources, writing and performance. At this event in 2016 the winner of the Christian Living book of the year award was a book called ‘Finding myself in Britain : Our Search for Faith, Home & True Identity’ by Amy Boucher Pye. Writing in the May 2017 edition of ‘Woman Alive’ magazine Amy says how surprised she was to win the award as other shortlisted titles included ’There are no ordinary people’ by Jeff Lucas.

Amy moved from Washington DC to the UK after she married an English Church of England vicar. Her book is a mixture of autobiographical detail and commentary on some of the cultural differences she has encountered since coming to the UK about 20 years ago. The book is split up into four parts : ‘Fall into Autumn’, ‘Winter Wonderland’, ‘Marching into Spring’ and ‘Summer Nights’. She covers a wide range of topics such as tea, the weather, schooling, New Year, Easter, Remembrance Day, cricket, accents and vicarage life. It is written in an easy to read style with humour, for example one section is called ‘Queuing and other British sports’.

The foreword is written by Michele Guinness and she says she found the book funny, challenging, surprising, chastening and cheering. Jeff Lucas also endorses the book, saying ….”This hopeful honest book is a treasure trove”.

‘Finding myself in Britain : Our Search for Faith, Home & True Identity’ by Amy Boucher Pye £9.99

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